Apparent Age: 70+
Archetype: Cybered Swordsman Adept: Circle (For the Love of God!!)
Preferred Weapon: Short Blade
Bio: His name is the Turtle and he is yes a midget, not a dwarf or someone with dwarfism but a gods honest midget and one that in my opinion is one of the scariest SOB’s to walk the planet. They call him Turtle cause no matter how fast he goes, he always finishes first and for Turtle this couldn’t be more fitting as he has never failed an operation and he always comes out on top regardless of the task at hand. For this Irish born runner his homeland is everything to him and yet thanks to the elves and his partaking in the original Sentinel battle with the Ghost Division he would be forced to vacate his beloved homeland as an outlaw.
This man has wandered the earth and been in every campaign theatre we can uncover and according to legend he has been in some that we don’t even know about. The Turtle might not be the biggest or the fastest of the runners and mercenaries on the streets, but what he lakes in size he makes up for in heart. This has been his biggest strength for generations and no one has yet found a way to best or stale the Turtle, once his blade or blades leave their sheath he becomes an unstoppable force and one that is a true sight to behold.
This man has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the Congressional Medal of Honour, the HRM Iron Cross, the Brotherhood Cross of Valour and the Steel Legion Medal of Heroism all for acts of self sacrifice and heroism in battle as he would throw himself in harms way to aid his fellow soldiers as well single handedly change the tide of many battles in the favour of the unit he was fighting for. Turtle was the man the came up with the idea for the Ghost Division to bury themselves in the dirt and mud on the second day of fighting to gain an upper hand. This tactic was one of the deciding factors in that tragic battle, though seeing Turtle in a military uniform and younger had to be very cute and downright scary…..never back an Irishman into a corner.
Thanks to the King of England Avery Cortland bringing the Sentinels and the Ghost Division back into the flock of their homeland and welcoming them as the Hero’s of the Crown there are many of the Original Ghost Division that still live and many have come out of hiding; well for one I am proud that these hero’s are still with us and able to share their tales with the youth of England that has only heard the lies spread by the Tir and Edgar Malone. This is now Turtles time and he will never stop till his homeland is free from oppression,he might be exiled from Ireland do to being a Sentinel and well a human. He still keeps a smile on his face and a jovial manner as he speaks of Ireland’s freedom and once again being a nation of myth and legend.
Though as for now the Turtle must remain on the move and stay one step ahead of those that want to hunt this poor old man that has been through ages of battle and seen the absolute worst humanity and meta-humanity can do to each other. From the treachery of General O’Brian to the out right genocide of Legion not to mention the killing of brother versus brother in the Civil War. Turtle has lent his blade to any cause he see’s as noble and true, thus he has been unable to slip away into the shadows as the revolution here in America has caught his attention and having suffered under a tyrannical regime, he can fully understand the plight of the American people.
For the time being we have the Turtle within our country and fighting on our behalf, something he has never once asked for thanks nor praise. He does it out of the kindness of his heart and hopes that one day freedom can be restored and let America become a shinning example of what brave men can do when pushed to far. He might not be a citizen of the UCAS though the land of his birth has rejected him and he might never get to see his beloved Dublin free of tyranny but he wishes all those that wish peace heartfelt thank you. “For only through diplomacy can peace prevail but till that day comes, war is diplomacy’s teeth.” (Gerry Dobbs 2018) No wiser words have been spoken by a solider and we need more men and officers like Turtle and hopefully the world will once again be at peace, though till that day he will diplomacy’s teeth and striking a blow for freedom and independence.
The Turtle has been educated in battle and war through the UK and US College of War and he holds a masters in humanities as well a doctorate in civil engineering. Gerry Dobbs served in the Irish Guard as well he served with the Royal Guard and helped design many of the safe guards that are currently in place and protect the British Royal Family though he is also to blame for letting the Northern Irish Resistance into England to punish the nobles that stepped out of line and tried to enslave Northern Ireland the last bastion of freedom in Ireland, yet forever under the thumb of England. This is a sin that Turtle can not forgive and he might have served within England but he is Dublin born and one that will never allow any nation to enslave or indenture it’s people.
His heart is gold though his actions sometimes can be questionable, this is the reason the Turtle keeps moving for he can not stand by and watch people suffer under tyranny; his Irish blood boils and this man becomes a true guardian and well a damn blender at the same time showing that the original Ghost Division is something you never want to anger and regardless of their size they are all legends in their own right. I only hope with a majority of the Ghost Division converging within Seattle and working alongside the US Elite they can bring their countless years of experience to that freshman branch of the military and teach the cadets that being a solider is one of honour, pride, duty and service and with Turtle heading to the Elite as we last were able to confirm this shouldn’t be an issue for he is a man with honour and integrity unless you try to enslave people.
Reports are still coming in about Gerry Dobbs and what this little guy has been up too over the years and one interesting fact is that he has been working alongside Gargoyle, Subzero, Cyrax, Samurai and others within the Crystal Dragons and from what has been displayed on the battlefield this man has been taught and blended the secrets of the Crystal Dragons into his own personal swordsman style and we know Turtle is a Grand Master of the Kingsman thanks to the reports on the roster from Anaconda before he was put to death. Turtle might be a Kingsman, Crystal Dragon and a Sentinel but this just proves one thing and thats these orders have honour as Gerry Dobbs would never associate with anyone or any order that proved to be without integrity, honour and sense of purpose that was greater than themselves.
The Turtle has spent his life fighting on behalf of each one of us and this man has more heart and drive in his little body than an entire cities worth of civilians that spend each day hating and trying to discredit Gerry Dobbs and he simply smiles and thanks them for expressing their civil and human rites of free thought and speech. He doesn’t care if he is hated just as long as they have the rite to hate him freely and openly; hopefully through his actions of bravery and heroism, his lectures and simply sitting down to speak with Turtle over a cup of coffee he can open just one persons mind to removing the blinders of society and the media too see the world for what it truly is a dystopian paradise of oppression and like the eagle we were all born to be free and fly freely with wings spread gracefully as we sore through the sky.
So in conclusion when it comes to Turtle this man is a true solider, officer and gentleman he is not one that preaches war and one that accepts society as it is. He is one that speaks of peace, and yet is prepared to defend the people from tyranny where ever it rears it’s ugly head, Turtle understands that a Utopian Society can never prevail as war is always looming on the horizon but one that understands that if we let diplomacy prevail people can one day see peace. “We must always remain vigilant as for peace is just an illusion cast down on the masses, we the people need to stay true and ready for when evil casts off the shroud and strikes at the heart of the free.” (Gerry Dobbs 2053 @the White House during his Medal of Honour Ceremony.) This man is full of philosophy and wise beyond his years, a simple discussion with him will open ones mind to far more and make you think about the events we are forced to endure.
Turtle has many books on the subject of peace through diplomacy and being prepared for war but hopefully never allowing the teeth of war to bite down. This old Sentinel is a man that would understand the horrors of war the most and this old warrior is proud to wear his uniform and a pin from his homeland, as his heart bleeds for Ireland and her people. The Turtle might move slowly through the night, but he always finishes first as he is the true embodiment of that meaning. I know I spoke of his great battle prowess, but it’s his dedication and patriotism that is his real strength not to mention his commitment to bringing forth the shroud of peace and allowing for the worlds military to lower their weapons and exchange in the discussions of peace, to allow the people to be able to walk out of their homes, look up into the sky and feel a sense of hope and purpose.
I will leave this here as I have allot I can say about Turtle and his mission of peace but like Gerry Dobbs says “Everyone needs to look into their hearts and see the shadow of humanity that lurks within us all, we need to learn to embrace both the darkness and the light within and only than can we find a balance….for only than can we uncloak the truth and find true peace within the galaxy.” So this article is simply here to tell you about a good man and what he accomplished in his long life, this is here to tell you that you need to find your own way and look into your heart and discover what is there for you to discover. Yes Gerry has felt tragedy and yes Gerry has felt the sting of war but he doesn’t ask for your sympathies nor for your compassion as that is not the human way. All he asks is that you look clearly at the world and open your mind to the hidden truth for it is currently cloaked within the shroud of evil…..to General Gerry Dobbs I salute you and for your sacrifices I do thank you and hopefully one day the shroud of war will fade away and we can all fly free into the night.
Page Written By: Eric Gallons (UCAS Citizen, Former True Demure)